So what is #2? I think the image above gives it away really...
Yes, it's how to use Google Search properly. Honestly I had no idea how many little tricks there are to make searching for something so much easier. I have probably wasted dozens of hours searching inefficiently over the years....but not any more. If like me you use Google regularly to find out a million different things from locations of restaurants etc. to facts, figures, product searches and George Clooney's favourite things (ahem!) then you will love these tips...
TIP ONE: Use quotation marks (") to find a string of words e.g "loving life after 40" or "to be or not to be". This will mean that search results only include that exact string of words and not ones that are just related to them.
TIP TWO: If your search must contain certain words then mark with a + sign for example - loving life +"after 40" will ensure that you get all results with the words 'after 40' but not necessarily containing the phrase 'loving life'.
TIP FOUR: use two full stops (periods) between dates/measurements/times to indicate range e.g. 1950..1999 instead of a dash.
TIP FIVE: for anyone who has a website of their own this is a fab trick. Type 'link:' before you own url to find any sites that link back to yours e.g. 'link: www.jomacdonald.com' this is a fab way to see where you are being shared etc.
FINAL TIP: keep it simple, stick to the key words e.g. 'loving life after 40' not 'that blog where that funny woman talks about loving life after turning 40'. Be as specific as possible for example rather than typing in 'my head hurts' or 'pain in my head' type in 'headache'.
If you enjoyed these basic tips then you might like to learn some more before you know it you'll be zipping around the internet in seconds.